Press Box


MARQUETTE, Mich.â€Ã‚“ Saturday night at the Vandament Arena was the celebration of the 10thAnniversary of the 1993 NCAA II National Volleyball Championship, which wasNMUâ€Ã‚™s first national championship in volleyball.  The 1993 squad played the current â€Ã‚˜Cats in avolleyball match.  The â€Ã‚œyoungstersâ€Ã‚handled the 1993 team in three straight (30-23, 30-20, 30-20).

Ashley Kiel led the current squad with 11 kills and ninedigs on the evening.  Kelli McCune had 34assists while Anne Hasenstab had a match-high 14 digs.  Beth Honaker had three service aces for thematch.  Andrea Smith was felt at the netas she had one block solo and four block assists on the evening.

For the 1993 team leading the way were Andrea Gommans andHeather Koenig as they both had seven kills to pace the alumni.  Current NMU assistant volleyball coach, StacyMetro, had six kills, 18 assists and six digs. Tricia Tuler led the â€Ã‚™93 squad with 12 digs.

The â€Ã‚˜Cats are back in action next weekend in Highland, Ky. at the Northern Kentucky Tournament asthey will play Alderson Broaddus College in their first match of the tournamenton Friday afternoon, September 12 at 2:30 p.m.